Join Amy DeLouise for an in-depth discussion in this video Writing before interviews have occurred, part of Script Writing for Nonfiction Video.
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- I'm going to talk about writing before your…interview has occurred, and it's a little controversial,…in the sense that my colleagues who work…exclusively in the documentary world…like to feel that everything is unscripted…and real in front of the camera.…And my colleagues in the branded content world…feel like everything should be completely…scripted before it gets shot.…So, I like to fall somewhere in the middle,…and what that means is, I recommend…writing some kind of script before an interview takes place.…
What I mean by writing it, is drawing on the information…you've already done in your background research.…Hopefully you've had a chance to do a…pre-interview with the person,…and so you have a sense of their style,…a sense of what the story might be…that they're going to tell.…If you haven't been able to interview them,…or someone else hasn't, you might have to…just rely on other background information…that you've gleaned from reading their writings,…or reading the internet,…but whatever you do, you want to be sure that…
In this course, you'll learn how to write nonfiction scripts that work with a variety of budgets. Taught by Amy DeLouise, a passionate educator who has scripted hundreds of award-winning videos, it's packed with tools and tips for every level of writer and producer. Her script-to-screen workflow will help you develop your story goals and structure, create a narrative arc, work with sound bites, find the right tools to write your script, and pitch your script to clients and stakeholders.
- The benefits of scripting
- Defining your story goals
- Building a story structure, including point of view, characters, and style
- Creating a compelling narrative arc
- Creating a treatment
- Building shooting vs. editing scripts
- Writing before interviewing
- Working with script writing software
- Creating a script template
- Using storyboards for script pitches
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Foundations of Video: Interviewswith Anthony Q. Artis1h 55m Appropriate for all
Foundations of Video: Cameras and Shootingwith Anthony Q. Artis2h 58m Appropriate for all
Practical Project Management for Creative Projectswith Richard Harrington2h 30m Appropriate for all
Documentary Editing with Premiere Prowith Jason Osder3h 48m Intermediate
1. Creating and Engaging Nonfiction Stories
Motivating viewers2m 56s
2. Defining Story Goals
3. Building Your Story Structure
4. Creating a Narrative Arc
5. Scripting Workflow
6. Scripting Strategies
7. Script Writing Tools and Formats
8. Tips for Script Pitches and Approvals
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